Tuesday, August 30, 2011

What's Your Motivation?

My team at work took this quiz recently about what motivates us. It was very eye-opening, especially because I was the only person on my team to be a certain type, and the rest were all another type!

Take the quiz yourself....what motivates you? I'll post the key on my next post.


Each of the following groups of statements has three choices. Choose the one in each set that most closely fits your own motivations. Remember, there are no wrong answers. Circle the letter of your choice.

1. A. When doing a job, I seek feedback.
B. I prefer to work alone and am eager to be my own boss.
C. I seem to be uncomfortable when forced to work alone.

2. A. I go out of my way to make friends with new people.
B. I enjoy a good argument.
C. After starting a task, I am not comfortable until it is completed.

3. A. Status symbols are important to me.
B. I am always getting involved in group projects.
C. I work better when there is a deadline.

4. A. I work best when there is some challenge involved.
B. I would rather give orders than take them.
C. I am sensitive to others, especially when they are mad.

5. A. I am eager to be my own boss.
B. I accept responsibility eagerly.
C. I try to get personally involved with my superiors.

6. A. I am uncomfortable when forced to work alone.
B. I prefer being my own boss, even when others feel a joint effort is required.
C. When given responsibility, I set measureable standards of high performance.

7. A. I am very concerned with my reputation or position.
B. I have a desire to out-perform others.
C. I am concerned with being liked and accepted.

8. A. I enjoy and seek warm, friendly relationships.
B. I attempt to complete involvement in a project.
C. I want my ideas to predominate.

9. A. I desire unique accomplishments.
B. It concerns me when I am being separated from others.
C. I have a need and desire to influence others.

10. A. I think about consoling and helping others.
B. I am verbally fluent.
C. I am restless and innovative.

11. A. I set goals and try to think about how to attain them.
B. I think about ways to change people.
C. I think a lot about my feelings and the feelings of others.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Summer's Ending, Even Though the Hot Weather Isn't...

Once again, it's been awhile. Tomorrow many of my friends, my sister, and my boyfriend are all heading back to school...can't believe how fast this summer went by! It was amazing. Alex left last Tuesday and I miss him already, but we had a great summer together. After a year of long distance, seeing each other every day this summer was so refreshing, and our memories are what will last me while we do long distance again this year. I love him and am so blessed to call him mine for seven years now!

We didnt quite complete everything on our bucket list, but we did quite a few things and also know what fun things we still need to do during future summers!

Since my last summer update, I've done a ton of fun things:

Le Freak @ The Glass Cactus at the Gaylord Hotel with Briana & Mark and Marissa & Nate (Didn't realize just how many 70's songs I know!)

Went to Liz & Chuck's wedding, which was so fun

Went to Myra & Mark's wedding, also a blast

Visited my Tau Beta Sigma little sister, Ashley, in Kansas (which was awesome because we had such a great time together, and now I can add Kansas to the list of states I've been to!)

And a whole variety of other things, including the circus with Morgan, get-togethers and poker nights with high school friends and college friends, celebrating Kim's engagement with a bunch of friends, Restaurant Week at Abacus and Charlie Palmer with Marissa, and visiting my TBS family in Fort Worth.

What an amazing summer--thankful for the Lord's continued blessings and for such wonderful people to spend my life with!